During the introductions of the starting lineup for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett's return to the TD Garden, the pair received a standing ovation from the crowd.
Prior to the game Pierce sat down with Mike Gorman and delivered this message to the fans of Boston:
"Celtic fans are the best fans in the world," Pierce said. "You guys have supported me from Day One through the bad and the good. I miss you guys, I love you guys and I'll never forget you."
The Garden crowd certainly reciprocated.